Cellular respiration has a downside: Its byproducts harm the mitochondria that perform this trick, endangering our brain cells.
A new study has identified T cells targeting the Epstein-Barr virus in autopsied Alzheimer's brains and in cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer's patients.
How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.
Stanford researchers have teased apart the addictive and pro-social effects of MDMA -- suggesting the possibliity of a non-addictive therapy.
Stanford researchers found that the same part of the motor cortex that controls hand movement also appears to influence muscles used for talking.
A discovery about how a neural circuit located deep in the brains of female mice changes in response to estrogen could offer insight into human brains.
This In the Spotlight Q&A features Garam Kim, a former professional violinist pursuing a PhD in neurosciences at Stanford.
Does rock climbing help students learn neuroscience? Writer Nathan Collins headed to the climbing gym to find out for himself.
A new data compression technique could pave the way for digital retinas and other brain-controlled machines.
New research suggests why people with epilepsy, even when their seizures are well controlled, report lapses in their ability to think, perceive or remember.
A new discovery could provide a way of detecting Parkinson's disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms start. And it could accelerate the development of …
Using neuroimaging and machine learning, researchers were able to predict whether antidepressants would help individual patients.
Certain brain tumors wire themselves into the brain's electrical communication network, a new Stanford-led study has shown.
Stanford scientists have conducted a proof-of-concept experiment in mice that shows they can use blood stem cells to treat a severe brain disease.
Researchers have identified five types of concussions, which have different symptoms and initial treatments. All can disturb sleep.
Teenagers exposed to common agricultural pesticides before birth had distinctive reductions in certain types of brain activity, a new study has found.